Wet Bottom Pecan Pie

Dana Ramsey Recipe

By Dana Ramsey DRamsey

8 unless your husband is like mine
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My family loves pecans and being history nuts ourselves learned that Thomas Jefferson was fascinated with the pecan tree. He planted 100s of them and in 1775 he gave some nuts to George Washington who planted them at Mount Vernon and there are supposedly 3 of those trees still growing on the banks of the Potomac. Well this recipe came out of one of my family recipes but I didn't have enough dark corn syrup so I substituted black strap molasses! It was a huge hit with my husband who ate the entire pie!


prepared single 9" pie crust unbaked
eggs (medium)
3/4 c
sugar (white)
1/2 tsp
1 c
dark corn syrup
1/2 c
blackstrap molasses
1 Tbsp
melted butter (i used unsalted)
1 tsp
1 1/2 c
pecan halves

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat your oven to 400° F.
Prepare your pie shell, set aside. I used the kitchen aide pastry recipe or use your very favorite.
Beat the eggs lightly, add the sugar, salt, corn syrup, blackstrap molasses, cooled butter, and vanilla, mix well. Note: I used my stand-up mixer.
Spread the pecan halves on the bottom of your crust. Note: I just placed them one at a time in a nice pattern. Once I had the bottom covered, the broken pecans I had left I mixed in with the filling and then poured it over the pecans that covered the bottom of my crust.
Protect your pie crust edges with foil and place in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 350° F. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until the mixture is firm in the center. Note: I pulled the foil off the edges of the crust about 10 minutes before the baking time was up. Cool completely before serving. Enjoy.
Note: My husband said that it reminded him of a wet bottom shoe fly pie and he honestly ate the entire pie. The piece picture is what was left! In my family recipe we used the light corn syrup but I decided to use the dark as my friend Diane Smith did in her recipe. And the next time I make this pie I am going to try King Syrup which I heard from Bea Liles my other JAP friend that is better than Kayro! Thank you ladies hugs!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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Dana Ramsey DRamsey
Feb 2, 2012
Oh Bea so glad you tried it! You've made me very very happy my friend! Hugs to you!
Bea L. BeachChic
Feb 1, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Bea L. BeachChic
Feb 1, 2012
Oh boy!!! This is a fantastic pie, Dana. We all loved it...even our granddaughter's boyfriend! Yeppers, I used my King syrup but didn't have blackstrap molasses so I used Grandma's molasses. This is a keeper recipe for me, kiddo. Thanks!:)
Dana Ramsey DRamsey
Jan 31, 2012
Thanks Didi. I'm making this pie again this weekend for my brother in law who starts his treatments on Thursday. 6 weeks 5 xs a week. I sure hope he is going to be okay.
Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Jan 31, 2012
Dana, Yummmmmmmmm thank you!!